The World of Cross Stitching

Blooming lovely

Dismiss winter blues with a stunning snow-kissed red rose to add to your stitching pile

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inter can evoke all kinds of images of snow-capped landscapes and cold frosty nights, but nature finds a way to survive even the harshest of conditions and it manages to create spectacula­r sights like this magnificen­t red rose. Set against a vintage grey background, the vibrant reds look all the more glorious and would certainly brighten your day, no matter what the weather’s doing outside.

The snow-tipped petals and metallic highlights add a sense of magic to this pattern, and with falling snow dotted around the outside it makes an eye-catching scene to stitch. Designer Jenny Barton has created the realistic shading using six shades of

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